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Israel Fires at Syria

binder Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 2:18 AM
Even Condi Rice who endorses Romney is tired of the boorish behavior of the Republican party politicizing the death of four brave Americans in Benghazi. RICE: "When things are unfolding very quickly, it’s not easy to know what is really going on on the ground. And to my mind, the really important questions here are about how information was collected. Did the various agencies really coordinate and share intelligence in the way that we had hoped, with the reforms that were made after 9/11? It’s easy to try and jump to conclusions about what might have happened here. It’s better to let the relevant bodies do their work."
What is, perhaps, most unrelentingly galling about their affected posture is that, even as they disown, disclaim and distance themselves from Bush's economic policies and promote McCain as some sort of saviour, they refuse to acknowledge that his proposals are just more of the same conservative überfail that got us into this morass in the first place.
But that is, of course, exactly what the Republicans are now trying to do. Bush is persona non grata. The ownership society? Never heard of it! Gee, it's a terrible situation we're in - how'd that happen? Well, never mind. Now is not the time to point fingers and lay blame! Let us tell you about a hot little commodity named John McCain.
George W. Bush, once the golden boy of modern conservatism, has now been disowned by the entire Republican party, who are seemingly just as eager to disown the name of the party itself: The words "Bush" and "Republican" are hardly spoken together. Republicans do not take political responsibility for their economic policies. I say, if the Republican party was dog food, they'd take it off the shelves. The policies of the George W. Bush administration have gotten us into this mess - you can't walk away and say, "Oh, we had nothing to do with this".
Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2T in Loans Citigroup Inc. (C) and Bank of America Corp. (BAC) were the reigning champions of finance in 2006 as home prices peaked, leading the 10 biggest U.S. banks and brokerage firms to their best year ever with $104 billion of profits. And, uh.... gee wiz, wasn't the Speaker of the House a Republican from January, 1995 through January, 2007?
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Proclaiming Liberty in Central Pennsylvania

binder Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 12:12 AM
George W. Bush and the Republican controlled Congress passed a law in 2004 that frothed the housing market with the American Dream Downpayment Act. Below, a liberal website? NO! Here's a link discussing the concerns of the Heritage Foundation of the American Dream Downpayment Act; "Fiscally Irresponsible and Redundant to Existing Homeownership Programs." The link below explains how George W. Bush eagerly "Hosts Conference on Minority Homeownership."
I told the Tea-Partier George Bush was a socialist and his urging of "re-capitalizing" was a clever Socialist ruse. The Tea-Partier clamored, "How?" I said, "Republicans are clever, they use code, they use the word 'recapitalize' to fool people because it sounds like capitalism. In fact, George Bush is a Socialist, he wants to redistribute wealth from the bottom upwards." Just ask yourself where did that capital to bail out the banks come from? Freebies indeed.
I met a Tea Partier the other day and asked him, "didn't we socialize the American financial system while George Bush was president?" He answered with an emphatic, "NOT POSSIBLE!" I said, "Don't you remember when Hank Paulson said he needed $700 billion, 'quick and clean,' with no strings attached to spend as he saw fit?" I told him, "The first time Congress voted on the $700 billion bailout it failed and the DOW sank 800 points the next hour." The Tea-Partier thought that was funny. George Bush made a speech from the Oval Office later that week saying "We need $700 billion to recapitalize the American financial industry."
To reinforce his effort, the Bush administration put substantial pressure on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to increase their funding of mortgage loans to lower-income groups. The Bush administration and Republicans in Congress were opposed to legislation banning 'predatory' lending, believing legislation would overly restrict lending and thus slow the march of home ownership; moreover, the Republicans argued, existing regulations were adequate to discourage the worst excesses. Seems like putting blame on the CRA is a ruse by the Republican Party to cover their own tail.
Let's talk about the massive voter fraud perped upon the American people on 11/6/2012. After pondering this matter deep into the night with a bottle of Chateau Lafitte, I have come to the conclusion that we must buy more media outlets so that the news media will become like AM talk radio and Fox news. Only then will the news be truly unbiased. I think that this, along with ownership of the voting machines, will allow Karl Rove's maths to finally add up. A bad day for America, indeed. And, as so many have rightly implied, all Mitt Romney was interested in was the truth. Yours, Ray Ancel IV Mariner Job-Creator
Yes, we can all talk of the Democrats, but what of the Republicans? George W. Bush and his Republican administration pushed minority homeownership with a program called, "A Home Of Your Own: Expanding Opportunities for All Americans." Below is a link discussing this plan and below is a summary. "Buying a home is the biggest single investment most people will make in their lives. Homeownership is a cornerstone of America's healthy, vibrant communities, and benefits individual families by helping them build stability and long term financial security. But sadly, homeownership is out of reach for many Americans - especially for minority families.
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